St. John's Plymouth

Why did the Archdiocese invest in redeveloping St. John's?

The archdiocesan master plan for St. John's was to retain the religious purpose of the complex and support youth and family ministries at the nonprofit Retreat Center with revenue generated by the for-profit enterprises located onsite – the conference center, golf course and hotel.

While weekend bookings were consistently good, the Retreat Center did not attract enough activity during the week, and its expenses outpaced revenue from the for-profit operations at St. John's. The Archdiocese provided operating subsidies to the Retreat Center for several years until suspending operations at the facility in November 2009.